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Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith, based in New York, covers the business of law, including the ways law firms compete for clients and talent, M&A and corporate work, leadership and marketing innovation. Reach him at [email protected] or on Twitter at @nycpatrickd

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May 01, 2024 | The American Lawyer

A&O Shearman Goes Live, With New Firm Naming Board and Practice Leaders

The combined firm said the broad strokes on leadership, practice structure and compensation have been ironed out.

By Patrick Smith | Jack Womack

8 minute read

April 29, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Deal Watch: Kirkland and Latham Pull Double Duty as PE Deals Flow

Private equity deals appear to be making a comeback this year.

By Patrick Smith

8 minute read

April 29, 2024 | Law.com

Legal Speak at General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024: John Albright, Chief Legal Officer, Hub International LLC

Last week, Legal Speak spoke live on location at the General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024 in Chicago with professionals across the legal industry about key insights and practical solutions that today's general counsel need to manage and better leverage C-Suite relationships, successfully overcome a litigation crisis, do more with fewer resources, and more.

By Patrick Smith

1 minute read

April 29, 2024 | Law.com

Legal Speak at General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024: Mike Andolina, Partner, White & Case

Last week, Legal Speak spoke live on location at the General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024 in Chicago with professionals across the legal industry about key insights and practical solutions that today's general counsel need to manage and better leverage C-Suite relationships, successfully overcome a litigation crisis, do more with fewer resources, and more.

By Patrick Smith

1 minute read

April 26, 2024 | The American Lawyer

'A Legend': Paul Weiss Partner Michael Gertzman Dies at 60

Michael E. Gertzman was twice elected chair of the litigation practice and served on Paul Weiss' management and compensation committees.

By Patrick Smith

3 minute read

April 24, 2024 | Law.com

Legal Speak at General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024: Carolyn Burbrink, Uber Director of Volume Mobility Safety and Insurance Litigation

Last week, Legal Speak spoke live on location at the General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024 in Chicago with professionals across the legal industry about key insights and practical solutions that today's general counsel need to manage and better leverage C-Suite relationships, successfully overcome a litigation crisis, do more with fewer resources, and more.

By Cedra Mayfield | Patrick Smith

1 minute read

April 24, 2024 | Law.com

Legal Speak at General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024: Vaishali Rao, Hinshaw & Culbertson Partner

Last week, Legal Speak spoke live on location at the General Counsel Conference Midwest 2024 in Chicago with professionals across the legal industry about key insights and practical solutions that today's general counsel need to manage and better leverage C-Suite relationships, successfully overcome a litigation crisis, do more with fewer resources, and more.

By Cedra Mayfield | Patrick Smith

1 minute read

April 23, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Deal Watch: Skadden, Sidley, Slaughter and S&C Lead Big Paper Deal, While Private Funds Grow Massive

The growth of private debt and equity funds is fueling support for their corporate practices, evident in the Am Law 100 financial results.

By Patrick Smith

7 minute read

April 23, 2024 | The American Lawyer

Paul Hastings Lands Co-Leader of Sidley's PE Practice in 2-Partner Move

Alexander Temel's clients have included Goldman Sachs and Sixth Street Partners, among others. Joining Temel is Sidley partner William Schwab, according to sources.

By Patrick Smith

4 minute read

April 22, 2024 | The American Lawyer

A&O and Shearman Continue Lateral Hiring as Merger Date Approaches

Both law firms have continued to add, and lose, partners in the lead-up to the merger.

By Patrick Smith

4 minute read